The Smith

89 East Dedham Street, Boston, MA, USA

Between the incredible history of Boston and the creativity of the South End, The Smith offers a new way of living.  Every corner is thoughtfully crafted that captures the spirit of the city.  Come see The Smith and experience what the city of Boston has to offer. The price and income restrictions are set by the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA).

FEATURES

Rooftop pool lounge with city views, fire pits, and grills
Amenity-stacked 10th floor sky lounge
Fresh coffee bar
State-of-the-art catering kitchen
Private pocket conference rooms
Media rooms and billiards
Fully-equipped fitness center with downtown views
Yoga and Meditation Spaces
Flexible studio space
On-Demand Fitness Training and Group Classes
Co-working spaces
Tech-savvy furniture and Wifi
Pet spa and wash station
Private courtyard and greenspace
Controlled-access parking garage
On-site Bluebikes
Bike storage and repair
Secure entry with smartphone intercom
24 hour concierge
Package concierge and storage
24/7 live transit update system
Garage parking is available for an extra fee
The building is pet-friendly

POV view of rooftop pool, pool deck, and cabanas with skyline views

NEIGHBORHOOD

Public Transportation, Shopping, Highway Access, T-Station, University

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED / PROCESS

Please note, this is not a lottery. Applications for The Smith are processed on a first come, first served basis, as apartments become available.

If there is no current availability, applications are added to the waiting list and initially reviewed upon receipt to ensure completion and proper documentation only. Applications will then be reviewed for eligibility when they are reached on the waiting list.

Applicants will be emailed upon receipt of their application and upon each application review. Please check your email regularly. 

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY / AVAILABILITY & ELIGIBILITY

The Smith is a mixed-income community offering BPDA affordable apartment rentals. Eligibility and income restrictions apply. Find current availability and income limits in the table below.

Minimum income limits apply unless the household receives mobile housing assistance (including, but not limited to: VASH, Section 8 and MRVP).

  • Program: Boston and Planning Development Agency (BPDA)
  • Number of income-restricted apartments: 21
  • Apartment sizes: Studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom
  • ADA accessible apartments: Three – Studio, Six- 1 bedroom, One- 2 bedroom, One- 3 bedroom
  • Maximum Income limits: 70% AMI (Area Median Income)
  • Asset limit: 70% AMI: $75,000 Asset Limits do not include retirement but do include the assessed value of real estate owned by applicants. For households in which all members are over 65, the asset limit is $250,000 (including retirement).

Current Rental Availability

Property# BedsRentMinimum IncomeIncome Limit (AMI)Units Available
Alta Oxbow - 55+ 1-Bedroom $1,919$57,57080%1
Emery Flats Studio$1,810$54,30080% 1
Lux1-Bedroom $1,975$59,25080% 1
Wellington at 1301Compact 3-Bedroom$1,682$50,46070%1
Wellington at 1301Compact 2-Bedroom$1,502$45,06070%3
Wellington at 1301Compact 1-Bedroom$1,326$39,78070%1
256 Washington St.1-Bedroom$1,414$42,42080%1
256 Washington St.2-Bedroom$1,863$55,89080%1
32 Harris St.1-bedroom$2,101$63,03080%1
Reserve at Burlington 1-Bedroom$2,120$55,96880%1
Ellington Metro West 2-Bedroom$1,671$50,13080%3
Ellington Metro West 3-Bedroom$1,927$57,81080%1
The Overlook at St. Gabriel’s2-Bedroom$2,931$87,930150% 1
The Overlook at St. Gabriel’s1-Bedroom$2,371$77,310150% 1
The Overlook at St. Gabriel’sStudio $2,204$66,120150% 1
55 West 5th2-Bedroom$2,426$72,780100%2
Viridian2-Bedroom$2,426$78,500 to $112,150100%1
Viridian1-Bedroom$2,136$78,550 to $112,250100%1
Portside2-Bedroom$2,700$87,930120%1
Fenway Triangle 2-Bedroom$2,931$98,150 - $140,200120% 1
Fenway Triangle 1-Bedroom$1,914$45,93690%1
Waterstone at Lexington 1- Independent Living $2,983.33$59,666.60 80% 12
Waterstone at Lexington 2- Independent Living $3,356.66$67,133.20 80% 6
Waterstone at Lexington 1- Assisted Living $3,915 1 Person HH, $4,475 2 Person HH 1 HH $58,725 | 2 HH $67,125 80% 3
7InkSingle Room Occupancy (shared 2-4 bedroom apartments)$1,078$32,34070%31
The Cove 2-Bedroom$2,275$68,25080% 1
321 Washington St.1-Bedroom$2,101$6303080% 1
660 Washington St.1-Bedroom$2,577$98,150120%2
Halstead Burlington1-Bedroom$2,206$59,56280% 2
BLDG89Studio$1,257$37,71070%1
The BonMicro Studio$1,130$33,90070%46
The BonMicro Studio$1,984$59,520120%3
The BonCompact 1-Bedroom$1,326$39,78070%7
The BonCompact 1-Bedroom$2,319$69,570120%3
The BonCompact 2-Bedroom$1,502$45,06070%6
The BonCompact 2-Bedroom$2,638$79,140120%3
Packard Crossing1-Bedroom$1,473$44,19070%1
Packard Crossing2-Bedroom$1,668$50,04070%9
The Avens1-Bedroom$1,904$68,54480%1
The Avens2-Bedroom$2,083$74,98880%1
Essex Landing1-Bedroom$2,125$63,75080%1
Jefferson Station1-Bedroom$1,914$57,42080%1

BPDA Income Limits for 2022

Household Size70% AMI80% AMI90% AMI100% AMI110% AMI120% AMI150% AMI
1 Person$68,750$78,550$88,350$98,150$107,950$117,800 $147,250
2 Person $78,550$89,750$101,000$112,200 $123,400$134,600$168,250
3 Person$88,350$100,950$113,600$126,200$138,800 $151,450$189,300
4 Person$98,150$112,150$126,200$140,200$154,200$168,250$210,300
5 Person$106,050$121,150$136,300$151,450$166,550$181,750$227,150
6 Person$113,900$130,100$146,400$162,650$178,900$195,200$243,950

NEXT STEPS

The next step is to request a rental application, and then complete and submit your application. Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. If there is no current vacancy, you’ll be added to our waitlist in the order received.

Free language assistance is available for those whose primary language is not English or have limited English proficiency. For more information or reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities, please contact us.

INCOME & ELIGIBILITY QUESTIONS / FAQ

How is my income calculated?
The household income is calculated based on the gross income of the household. Commissions, bonuses and other regular payments are included and considered part of the gross annual income.

I didn’t file taxes last year. What do I need to provide?
Individuals or households who did not file taxes must provide a verification of non-filing from the IRS in lieu of a tax return. To obtain the verification of non-filing, applicants should fill out a 4506-T form and file it by mail or hand-deliver it to an IRS office. The IRS will mail back a letter of verification which must be provided with the income materials given to the marketing agent. See the IRS website to download a 4506-T form.

I received a pay raise between the time I picked up an application and the time I was income certified and now I am over the income limit. What do I do?
Income is calculated at the time the applicant submits an application to the lottery agent, not during the application process or at the time of the lottery. Eligibility must be maintained from the time of the application pick up until after income certification verification. Unfortunately, if an applicant’s income is over the income limit, the applicant will not be eligible for the particular unit for which they applied.

I have children in school/college, how does this affect my application?
Income from children in school/college under the age of 18 is not considered towards the income of the household.

Are student loans considered income?
Student loans are not considered income and may not be used to income qualify.

I am separated from my spouse, does this affect my application?
Legally married couples shall both be considered part of the household, even if separated. Applicants with additional questions regarding this policy must speak with the marketing agent/seller.

I would like to appeal a decision regarding income eligibility. How do I appeal? Applicants who are rejected will receive a rejection letter in writing and will be given 7 days for the opportunity to appeal the decision.

PROPERTY & COMMUNITY QUESTIONS / FAQ

What utilities are included in the rent? None.

Is the stove electric or gas? Electric.

Is the washer/dryer included? Yes. Electric.

Is parking available? Yes, garage parking – monthly fee TBD.

Is storage available? Yes, monthly fee TBD.

What is the pet policy?  Yes, pets allowed- dogs and cats. Maximum 2 pets per home. Breed Restrictions and pet rent apply.

Is there a monthly pet fee? Yes, pet rent TBD.

If you have additional questions about this property, please contact us.

Tel: 617-531-7123 Ext. 787 – US Relay 711
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